SpaceX Starlink Mega Constellation Faces Fresh Legal Challenge

SpaceX Starlink Mega Constellation Faces Fresh Legal Challenge

Should the natural beauty of our night sky be protected under law, or should it be free and open for anyone to use as they see fit? That is a question many have grappled with for the past two years, since the arrival of so-called mega constellations. By some estimates, in the coming years, thousands of these satellites could be visible in the night sky at any given hour. The current projected impacts of mega constellations on their studies of the heavens are expected to be stark. “Even if the court rules and says NEPA does apply to the night sky, that’s just the beginning.”

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